Historic Houses in the Lake District

Here you will find our list of stately homes and other grand country houses in Cumbria and the Lakes. You might also like to view historic buildings in the Lake District for attractions that have a strong historic importance but are not classified as stately homes.











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Featured Historic Hotel
17th Century Orton Hall

17th Century Orton Hall

Orton Hall is a superb Jacobean Mansion built in 1662 standing in 7 acres of its own mature parkland. We have 3 suites, each with its own unique charm. All … more >>


HISTORY CORNER

Name the Historic attraction

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British History Quiz

This wandering priest was leader of the Peasant's Revolt of 1381. He made famous the rhyming couplet, 'When Adam delved and Eve span, who was then the gentleman'



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This Day in British History

15 November, 1890

Pernell discredited in O'Shea divorce case

Charles Parnell, the leading voice for Irish Home Rule, was named as a co-respondent in the sensational divorce proceedings. He resigns as leader of Parliamentary Irish Party.

Monarch Mayhem

This king led the English to triumph at Crecy in 1346



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Sawrey (Self catering)
Crummock, Sawrey

Crummock

This apartment is situated in a courtyard setting in the village of Sawrey near to Hawkshead and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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Windermere (Self catering)
Owl Barn, Windermere

Owl Barn

This wonderful, detached, stone-built barn conversion near Windermere can sleep six people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 6

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